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Tattoos-day: My Bobby Pin

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Out of all of my tattoos, large and colorful and bold, this little bobby pin is the most asked about ink on my body.

People comment about it near DAILY. I have to admit, it’s one of my favorites. It doesn’t have a long epic story though. I got it completely on a whim.

One of my favorite people wanted to get an amazing Mean Girls/mermaid tattoo at my shop. I accompanied her because duh, and my artist gave me grief for being at the shop and not getting a tattoo. So, I picked something off of a silly flash sheet entitled “Tattoos for all your BASIC needs” for $20.

I chose it because it was funny, small, and cute. But as with most of my tattoos, it has developed meaning.

It is a small, daily reminder to keep it together. Sometimes life gets messy, things fall out of place. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. But when everything is astray, you can just stick a pin in it and hold it steady.

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